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Shipping: all at sea

International shipping may be attempting to reduce its carbon footprint, but as Marco Magrini finds, it’ll take a lot more than good intentions

The soft touch

So much photographic theory is dedicated to image sharpness that you may think it best to delete any images that are soft or blurred. But this doesn’t mean pictures which are deliberately blurred or out of focus should be eschewed

Into the lions' den

Changing temperatures in East Africa are set to upset a delicate balance between wild lions and cattle herders

Angels in hell

As the planet warms and tensions rise, Marco Magrini finds that the term ‘climate change’ can be interpreted in several different ways
A deep-sea mission in the ocean around Bermuda confirms the existence of a new oceanic zone 

Suffocating oceans

An oxygen-deprived ‘dead zone’ in the Arabian Sea is much larger than scientists have previously expected

Bat signals

Scientists working with new drone technology are hoping to reveal the hidden secrets behind the bat’s uncanny navigation skills
A new virtual reality experience, ‘BBC Earth: Life in VR’, takes us on an interactive and educational journey into the ocean depths

Saving the outback

Faced with protecting a country more than 30 times the size of the United Kingdom, Australian conservation organisation Bush Heritage is partnering with Aboriginal people and other landowners to return the bush to good health
As Chile’s president leaves office, the country designates large expanses of ocean to become marine protected zones
More than two years after first being announced, the International Solar Alliance has finally held a conference
The winner of the 2018 Whitley Gold Award is Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, founder of the Global Penguin Society

World Penguin Day

Celebrate World Penguin Day with this selection of penguin-related stories from Geographical
It takes a lot more than the latest research data and alarming projections from conservation scientists to make headlines these days. What really grabs people’s attention are the pictures that illustrate what’s at stake and the damage already caused
NGOs shine a light on the underreporting of wildlife crime and call for the keeping of better records of offences across England and Wales
Pioneering laser photography is being used by scientists on the west coast of Scotland to assess the health of the area’s marine life 

Capturing the Galapagos

Annual competition looks to celebrate island life in all its glory
Increasing interest in offshore aquaculture is dividing environmentalists

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